In a colourful celebration of Indian culture, the Consulate General of India, Dr Shashank Vikram joined with the Durban community for the the flag hosting ceremony in Morningside on Tuesday, 15 August. The flag hosting ceremony is an annual celebration of India’s independence and this year marks the 70th year of independence. India became an independent nation on August 15, 1947 and Independence Day is a day when people in India pay homage to their leaders and those who fought for India’s freedom in the past.